Family leaves its mark at Lincoln-Way East
August 8, 2013 2:22PM
Alumni John and Pamala (Liston) Walsh chose to recognize their family’s shared Lincoln-Way connection through the District 210 Foundation Commemorative Brick Program. | Supplied photo
Updated: September 12, 2013 6:02AM
John and Pamala (Liston) Walsh recently celebrated the graduation of the last of their five children from Lincoln-Way East in a special way.
They chose to recognize their family’s shared Lincoln-Way heritage through the Lincoln-Way Foundation’s Commemorative Brick Program.
“Our family is very proud of our Lincoln-Way history, and very grateful for the opportunities afforded us as a result of the high educational standards held by this district,” said John Walsh, a 1975 Lincoln-Way graduate. “When our youngest two children graduated from Lincoln-Way this June, Pam and I wanted to express our family’s gratitude in a way that would last a lifetime.”
The Walsh family commemorative bricks are now “home” in the auditorium lobby at Lincoln-Way East High School.
Despite the fact that both John and Pamala (Class of 1978) are Knights — Lincoln-Way Central’s team nickname — they have embraced the Griffins as well. Their five children and Lincoln-Way East High School graduates are Michael (Class of 2003), Colleen (2005), Kelsey (2011), Katherine (2013) and Kacie Walsh (2013).
For more information about ordering a commemorative brick, call the foundation at (815) 462-2976.